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  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings and other political corrections

    Season’s Greetings, dear readers in Forecasterland, (& various others appended by ampersand). We wish holiday cheer and a glorious year end To citizens public & private, old foe & good friend. Bonne Année, Messrs. LePage et Michaud, (Whi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • Letter: LePage for governor

    I believe Paul LePage, now in his third term as Waterville’s Mayor, is definitely the real deal. Having opened his 15th Marden’s in Maine as well as having served earlier as a consultant for many other Maine businesses, LePage knows a lot about running a business. Likewise, he un... 1

  • Letter: Portland should cherish Narrow Gauge RR

    Regarding your article about the possible or probable loss of the Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, such a loss might little affect Portland's cultural life, but if Portland and Maine's pasts are of any importance, the city should be doing everything it can to keep the railroad and museum in Port...

  • Letter: Re-elect Sen. Gerzofsky

    I am writing in support of Stan Gerzofsky continuing as our state senator. As a longtime small business owner in Brunswick, I know Stan to be a integral crucial and tireless part of our local delegation. From his earliest days as a our state representative, Stan has been solicitous of me, both...

  • Letter: Falmouth should re-elect Nelson

    Rep. Mary Nelson has impressed me during her first term representing Falmouth in the state House and deserves to be elected again. She has been accessible to the public and to the Town Council to relay information and concerns back and forth so Falmouth’s voice can be heard in the Le...

  • The Universal Notebook: Cutler's anonymous critics keep the biggest secret

    Political campaigns have been doing opponent research and feeding unfavorable and unflattering tips to the news media for as long as I have been part of the media. But independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is being targeted by a form of opposition research I have never seen befo...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: National recognition for Portland schools

    Leading educators are using King Middle School and Casco Bay High School as models for schools throughout the country. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited King two weeks ago to see how an urban school achieves success. The stars of the show were King teachers, who brought home... 2

  • Letter: Send Bliss back to the Senate

    When things go wrong, we want to blame all our leaders – make a clean sweep and elect new people. But hold on: huge organizations like state government are highly complex and operate best when the people who work within them have learned, by experience, how to make them do so. Candi...

  • Letter: Re-elect Eberle to state House

    As the November election approaches, I would like to thank state Rep. Jane Eberle for her legislative service and urge South Portland and Cape Elizabeth voters to ensure her re-election. Her knowledge of, connection to and genuine fondness for the citizens of our community will be crucial in adv...